How To Reboot Your Life & Get Healthy For Good

When I made my documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, that title was not some clever, witty statement. It literally described my life. Let me break that down for you:

FAT. I tipped the scales at over 300 pounds. I wore a size 44 jeans and very rarely ever tucked in my shirt (only if I was wearing a jacket —you learn these tips when you're a big man). SICK. Thanks to an autoimmune disease that no doctor could trace to a root cause, I had taken copious prescription medication (including the powerful steroid Prednisone) for eight years, night and day. I'd swell up and break out into hives on any part of my body that was subject to pressure, from a hand shake or sitting on a chair to lying in a bed. Anything and all pressure caused red blotches and swelling in the joints with untold pain, and even gravity was my enemy. Normal things like carrying a shopping bag, holding a baby, having sex, and walking long distances —all could have a huge impact.   Thanks to the fact that I'd turned by body into a walking time bomb, I felt as if I were NEARLY DEAD.

In desperation, I committed myself to a Reboot: eating only food that was grown on trees or dug out of the ground, foods made by the sun, water and the earth. Because I'm an impatient man, I wanted quick results, so I decided to only drink these foods for the first 60 days. Not blend, juice. (For a 60-day commitment to juicing, I needed a doctor's supervision.) That 60-day journey transformed my life. I lost the weight and tossed the pills and discovered a passion for plant-powered health and wellness. One of the greatest things about sharing my story has been watching it inspire others. We reckon that nearly 93 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed by viewers of the film, 6 million pounds lost, and 55,000 people are now medication-free!

Thousands of people reach out to me to share their own success stories. One recent story came from Jerry in Utah. He said he was inspired to Reboot because he “wanted to be an energetic dad, not someone who sits on the couch and watches the kids from the sidelines.”

He started his first Reboot at more than 345 pounds and now weighs about 220. Amazing! Jerry now eats all types of vegetables, even though he used to avoid them at all costs. He’s maintained his weight loss for two years and has added other healthy habits like exercise. I’ve had the same results for more than five years now. I may not be the skinniest guy on the block, but I certainly don’t look like I swallowed a sheep anymore. And, I feel good. I am still medication free, I have energy, and continue to adopt healthier habits. Through my journey and hearing the stories of others, I’ve discovered that a Reboot is the perfect way to power up your system using plant-based energy flooded with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that help your body stay strong and fight disease.

The goal is to help you break a cycle of an unhealthy eating and simply enhance the quality of your diet by increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables. The results? Excess weight starts to pour off, your belly starts to flatten, your skin glows, you start to think more clearly, you start controlling a disease naturally rather than depending on medication, and overall you are a happier, healthier person.  And the best part about a Reboot is that it’s not a diet. Diets come and go, but this method will take you on a journey to a healthier way of living.

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Joe Cross

Founded by Joe Cross after the phenomenal success of his documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Reboot with Joe is a socially conscious health and wellness company that offers support, encouragement, community, media and tools to people looking to reclaim their vitality, lose weight and feel amazing. The company helps people achieve and maintain weight loss, health and wellness by simply adding more fruits and vegetables into their diets. More than 20 million people around the world watched Joe juice his way across America, losing 100 pounds and getting off medication in Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. The film ignited a juicing movement, and Joe is often referred to as "the face of juicing in America." Viewers around the world have been inspired to start juicing, lose weight and get healthy - and as a result of the film over 370 million glasses of fresh juice have been consumed, 370,000 tons of fruit and vegetables consumed, more than 24.8 million pounds of weight lost, and over 220,000 people are now medication free.Joe's second film, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 was released in November 2014. Through his journey and the lives of the people he meets throughout the film Joe shares all that he's learned about how to stay healthy in an unhealthy world, revealing that most of us really do have more control over of our health than we think - and that none of us are perfect, especially Joe himself!Joe's book, The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet hit the New York Times' best seller list in March 2014, and the companion guideThe Reboot with Joe Juice Diet Cookbook launched that summer. Join the reboot movement at on!
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